I think my hen has alzheimers!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by gritsar, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Two flocks (3+yr. old & 1+ year old), two coops, birds free range together all day but always go back to their respective coops at night.

    I go to lock the birds up last night. Sunny, one of my 3 y.o. brahmas is in the youngsters coop. She's walking around, checking things out. I told her it was time to go home to her own coop, but she ignored me. Sunny walked the length of the roosts before deciding on a spot to roost. I told her she'd never manage to fly her fat, fluffy butt up to the roost (the roost in the brahma coop are much lower because of the brahmas large size). She managed to fly up there anyways. This totally freaked out the younger birds that aren't used to roosting with a giant.

    I waited a few minutes, asked Sunny if she was sure. She seemed to be, so I bid em all goodnight and locked up the coop. I turned my attention to taking care of the brahma girls and locking them up. All of a sudden I hear screeching from the baby coop. I returned to it to find Sunny pacing at the door of the coop, wanting out bad. I unlocked the door and Sunny came hopping out. She walked to her coop, I had to hold the human door open for her. Sunny hopped in, jumped up on a roost, tucked her head under her wing and went to sleep.

    Said it before and I'll say it again. Chickens are weird. [​IMG]
  2. Anarchy82

    Anarchy82 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2011
    Stroudsburg, PA
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    Chickens are awsome. Mine are still young right now, but the way they are going I am sure I will have a story like yours to tell one day.
  3. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2011
    East Tn
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  4. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2010
    Franklin, NC
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  5. lvchicken

    lvchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2011
    That's SO cute! I have a hen that loves my 3 month old chicks SO much, she plays Houdini, and some how (she's pretty fat) fly's over my 6 foot fence. Once I start on my "chick chores" she runs up to me and wants out! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. FlockMama

    FlockMama ChickyBawkyChickChick

    Mar 11, 2009
    Washington State
  7. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 29, 2011
    Hahaha! [​IMG]
  8. ChicksterJo

    ChicksterJo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 19, 2011
    Grounded on Earth
    Don't you just hate the bedtime drama? I know I do; it's like pulling teeth sometimes.
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Someday you must compile all of these weird chicken experiences in a book. [​IMG]
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:Isn't everyones chickens weird? [​IMG]

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